Ages 6 -7
In this course students will begin to learn the building blocks of story telling and the expression of ideas through teamwork, movement and verbal communication. With the use of games, exercises, improvisation and text, students will discover how to effectively communicate their ideas through language and build their confidence.
Ages 8 – 12
These courses are designed for the student who wishes to begin to develop the specific skills it takes to be an actor and to create. We will begin to challenge their minds and creative problem solving skills. An extra emphasis will be placed on teaching students how to work as an ensemble.
Creating scenes and stories as an ensemble. Through games, exercises, improvisation and text, students will continue to develop their acting skills and learn how to create original pieces of theatre as an ensemble.
PLAY, on Stage
Taking a play from the page to the stage. In this course, students will continue their development as an actor through work on a specific play. With focus on an assigned text, students will begin to discover the nuances of characters and how they interact. The script will be developed for presentation at the end of the semester.
These courses are designed for the student who is ready to accept the discipline of the craft and to begin discovering their individuality as a person and performer. Emphasis on the ensemble will continue as we also begin to challenge their abilities as thinkers. Students may be expected to do homework.
Getting over the fear! Through games, exercises and scenarios, students will learn the basics of improvisation: how to think on your feet, how to communicate quickly and clearly and, how to give and take with fellow actors. This is a great exercise in respect, teamwork and, self-esteem.